Round 9 of the 2011 FIA Formula One World Championship
F1 is coming home!
*This year, the start line moves to the straight between Club and Abbey
The bump at Abbey has been removed (booo, screw you MotoGP) and the DRS zone will be on the Wellington Straight.
Can Vettel win again? After all, there have been 8 different winners in the last 8 races at Silverstone
2010 - M. Webber (Red Bull)
2009 - S. Vettel (Red Bull)
2008 - L. Hamilton (McLaren)
2007 - K. Raikkonen (Ferrari)
2006 - F. Alonso (Renault)
2005 - J. Montoya (McLaren)
2004 - M. Schumacher (Ferrari)
2003 - R. Barrichello (Ferrari)
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01 Sebastian Vettel 186 02 Jenson Button 109 03 Mark Webber 109 04 Lewis Hamilton 97 05 Fernando Alonso 87 06 Felipe Massa 42 07 Nico Rosberg 32 08 Vitaly Petrov 31 09 Nick Heidfeld 30 10 Michael Schumacher 26 11 Kamui Kobayashi 25 12 Adrian Sutil 10
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01 RBR-Renault 295 02 McLaren-Mercedes 206 03 Ferrari 129 04 Renault 61 05 Mercedes 58 06 Sauber-Ferrari 27 07 STR-Ferrari 16 08 Force India-Mercedes 12
I watched MotoGP and the finish line is just after the exit of Club, therefore not too far down the pit lane, negating the damage that the 60mph speed limit would cause. This theory suggests that it is quicker to finish the race on the final lap to go through the pits rather than take the normal circuit. Because you brake later than you would for Vale and simply have to negotiate one corner. If you're a few tenths behind someone on the final lap, it could be worth a punt.
Who will take pole (er, yeah) and the win?
Will the famous British weather play a part?
Will the new pit complex work?
Don't forget the prediction competition!